The Letter

I found the following letter in a Bible study book for women:

http://www.bpcr.net/site_docs-results_schedules/documents/reagan_tribute_Ronald-Reagan-letters.htm (the first letter on the page)

At first glance, that may seem like an odd place to find a letter from a father to his son about marriage, but this has some valuable information for women, too (granted, the study book used the letter for different reasons than I’m about to discuss, but it fits nevertheless). Now, I don’t know what religion Ronald Reagan practiced, but he seemed to know some truth about the Bible, because, in God’s eyes – well, if man stopped following his own foolish thoughts, he’d see, too, that God’s way is always the best (Deuteronomy 6:2-3,18,24; Jeremiah 32:39); He should know the best way for us to live; after all, He created us – the best marriage is one in which the wife takes care of the household (Proverbs 31:10-31; Titus 2:3-5) and the husband takes care of his wife (Ephesians 5:25-33). The wife can’t take care of the household if she’s rarely home. That’s just the way it is. Period. That’s not to say that I think women can’t work outside the home. Far from it, ladies! I have a bachelor’s degree and have decided to go back and get a master’s. That would be such a waste of time and money if I believed that I had to spend every waking moment changing diapers, ironing a man’s pants, cooking dinner, and vacuuming floors. If that were the case, then I should have gotten married before graduating from high school so I’d never know what I had the potential to accomplish. No, that’s not my point, but I do believe that not nearly enough of us spend nearly enough time taking care of our families and homes as God intended for us to.

We were created to be a help to our husbands, to stand beside him, and to be protected by him. Eve was created from a rib and flesh taken directly from Adam’s side, under his arm, not from his head and not from his feet (Genesis 2:21-23). Therefore, she was not meant to be above or below him; rather, she was meant to be his equal, standing beside him but under his protection (1 Peter 3:7). That’s just the way we are made – wonderfully and fearfully made (Psalm 139:14) in the image of God (Genesis 1:27).

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~ by Lady Molly on May 21, 2010.

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